Southeast Guilford Community Association Advisory Meeting Minutes 3/26/13
Note Awaiting Approval
February 21, 2013 7:00 PM Alamance
Attendees: Denise Osborne, Tom Ammeter, Dan Rogers, Bob Chamberlain, Lonnie Baxley, Jean King, Michael Johnston, Harold Garrett, Anne Hice, Nancy Joe Smith, Carolyn and Reid Townsend, Eddy Patterson, Linda Welborn, Brandon Price, Rocky LaRocco, David Michaels, Kristen Whitworth
Denise called meeting to order. Minutes from last meeting were amended an approved.
Treasurers Report from Mike: Checking balance is $1,593.16. $115 dues on hand ready for deposit. Mike reported on dues collections for 2013. Denise asked board members to call past advisory members to determine whether they plan to continue membership.
Bob reported about the SEGCF Funfest Appreciation Dinner which was well attended and well received.
Denise led a discussion of goals for 2013 including schools/education, membership expansion to get a broader range of ideas, economic development including residential and farming, alliances with other organizations, neighborhood beautification including the Winn-Dixie redevelopment, trails/open space.
Bob and Nancy Jo suggested that we combined similar topics and re-rank the list before final goals are established.
Dan reported on Economic Development including a recent meeting with GEDA and a planned meeting.
Denise requested that members consider attending the GC Citizen Academy. Representation from SEGCA would show GC leaders we will engage them with knowledge of their own processes.
Denise suggested SEGCA purchase new badges for Advisory Board Members. Motion passed.
Denise reported that two solar farms have been approved and both may be appealed. A meeting with Sunlight Partners is being held to resolve concerns before any appeal.
Ann reported on the open space. The real estate closings for Kirkman property and the dam property that joins Haganstone Park will occur very soon. Trails will be built in the future by citizens.
David Michaels and Kristen Whitworth reported we will hold a fundraiser with the SE Band Boosters that will include the SEHS Jazz band and a spaghetti dinner on April 12th at Forest Oaks Country Club. The band will use proceeds to buy new instruments. Profits will be split with SE Band Boosters and SEGCA. Advance tickets will be sold by FOCC and SEGCA.
Linda Welborn reported that SEMS will be getting tablets funded by the $30MM federal grant. Linda is looking into athletic funding and new facilities at Nathaniel Greene.
Meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM. Next meeting is March 21st at 7 PM.
Dan Rogers, substitute Secretary